WASHINGTON - The American Forest & Paper Association released its September 2012 U.S. Recovered Fiber Monthly Report on Monday, Oct. 22.
According to the report, total U.S. industry consumption of recovered paper in September was 2.36 million tons, 8 percent lower than August 2012. Year-to-date total consumption in 2012 is 4 percent lower than during the same period last year.
U.S. exports of recovered paper, as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau, decreased 4 percent in August compared to July, led by a drop in Mixed Papers exports which fell after a very strong July. Year-to-date exports of recovered paper in 2012 are 6.5 percent lower than during the same period in 2011.
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